MU gets new budget director
After nearly 20 years on university staff, a staff member is taking over the University of Missouri’s budget. The current Budget Director Tim Rooney is retiring at the end of the year. Beginning January 1 of next year, Rhonda Gibler will take over as the new Budget Director for MU.
“I see myself as a servant leader," Gibler said. "I want to be of service to the state and to the students and others that benefit from what the university does every day. And I think my talents map well with what this position requires.”
A university spokesperson says Gibler will work very closely with Rooney throughout the transition. Gibler was previously the Associate Vice Provost for Extension Management. Once Gibler replaces Rooney, she takes over the responsibility for the overall planning of MU’s budget. She will also advise and assist the chancellor and provost on long-term planning.